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Blood drive to be held for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KALB News Channel 5) National Crime Victims' Rights Week celebrates progress, works toward future goals.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, along with Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Rex Scott and Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, are sponsoring a blood drive during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, which starts April 6.

The Blood Drive will be held April 7, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Caddo Parish Courthouse, 501 Texas St., Shreveport.

According to Finley, this gives the community an opportunity to honor someone they know who has been a victim of a crime by donating a pint of blood in their honor or memory.

"We hope that the public can come out and support this chance to save a life and honor a loved one. I want to thank the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office and District Attorney for co-sponsoring this event," Finley said. 

Finley said this year's theme, 30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice, presents an opportunity to remind people of how far we have come in aiding crime victims, but also of how much work is yet to be done.

National Crimes Victims' Rights Week will be held April 6 through April 12 in communities throughout the nation.

"Crime victimization really knows no boundaries, and chances are you know someone who has been impacted," said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator. "You can show your support by giving blood in their name and help save a life in the process."

"We stand with victims of crime every day," said Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Rex Scott. "Participate in the blood drive and honor the victims of crime and their families in this special way."

For more information on National Crime Victims' Rights Week, visit the Department of Justice’s web page on the subject at ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw.

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